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COVID-19 Resources


COVID-19 Resources

General Resources

o   Coronavirus.gov

o   American Public Health Association's COVID-19 Resources

o   Child Neurology Foundation:COVID-19 Content

o   Families USA's Digital Toolkit COVID-19 Related Resources

o   The Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc. has a COVID-19 Resource Center that includes general resources for states, general resources for healthcare professionals, telehealth, complex behavioral health and social needs, and children and youth.

o   United Hospital Fund's COVID-19 webpage, which includes to resources, analysis and commmentary related to the pandemic.

o   ECRI's website includes a COVID-19 Resource Center

o   The Joint Commission's COVID-19 Guidance

o   University of Massachusetts' Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research: COVID-19 Resources for Youth and Young Adults

o   The Disaster Information Management Research Center Disaster Lit®: Database for Disaster Medicine and Public Health database has recently been updated, and is now available.

o   LeadingAge New Jersey and Delaware's COVID-19 Updates

o   Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey's website which contains COVID-19 updates

o   DATIS'COVID-19 Resource Center

o   The Flawless Foundation: Flawless Resources During COVID-19

o   The Jed Foundation:COVID-19 Tips and Resources

o   The Mental Health Foundation:

o   The Diabetes Foundation has opened a hotline for individuals living with all types of diabetes to receive a free emergency backup kit. If you are in need of an emergency backup kit can apply to receive one by visiting the foundation's website or by calling 973-849-5234.

o   American Liver Foundation: Your Liver and COVID-19

o   American Transplant Foundation: Coronavirus and Transplant Patients

o   Live updates on countries' situation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization (WHO)

o   Johns Hopkins University - This website is a great resource to help advance the understanding of the virus, inform the public, and brief policymakers in order to guide a response, improve care, and save lives.

o   WHO's Advice on the Use of Masks

o   The Hazeldon Betty Ford Foundation's Butler Center's Compiled Research on COVID-19

o   Quest and Labcorp placed information on how to get Coronavirus tests on their sites.

o   Creative Blueprints for Leaders:

o   Butler Human Services:Need Some Fun Ideas While Inside?

o   Deal Hack: List of Free Resources during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Resources to Access Treatment

o   FindTreatment.gov

o   National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255)

o   Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator

o   National Helpline (1-800-662-4357)

o   Crisis Text Line


State Resources

o   Monmouth ResourceNet:

o   Financial Recovery Resource Initiative

o   COVID-19 News and Updates

o   New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub

o   Office of U.S. Senator Cory Booker: A Coronavirus Pandemic Resource Guide for New Jersey

o   COVID-19 Rumor Control and Disinformation Updates

o   The Legal and Regulatory Compliance section of the NJDOH has posted COVID-19 temporary guidelines and waivers that can be accessed by clicking here.

  • Division of Consumer Affairs has released information about immunization authority expansion and information on waivers of certain licensing rules. Click here to read more.

o   Healthcare Provider Frequently Asked Questions

o   Information for Long-Term Care Facilities: 

o   Long-Term Care Facility Toolkit: Preparing for COVID-19 Vaccination at Your Facility

o   Preparing Staff for COVID-19 Vaccination

o   Preparing Residents for COVID-19 Vaccination

o   Vaccine Safety Monitoring and Reporting in Your Facility

o   Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination in Long-Term Care Facilities


Federal Resources

o   Office of National Drug Control PolicyCOVID-19 Fact Sheet

o   Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

  • The Center for Medicaid and CHIP [Children’s Health Insurance Program]:
  • Connecting to Kids to Coverage National Campaign:
  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA's) latest compiled resources is available here.

o   Resources in Somali:

o   Resources in Hmong:

  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development:
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS):

o   Health Resources & Services Administration:

Mental Health and Wellness

o   Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research:

o   Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health During an Infectious Disease Outbreak

o   SMI Advisor Resources

o   NewBridge Services, Inc.: 

o   Free COVID-19 Pandemic Support & Resources from RWJBarnabas Health

o   New Jersey Child Mental Health Coalition:

o   National Alliance on Mental Illness-New Jersey (NAMI-NJ):

  • NAMI-NJ Multicultural Resources and Groups for African American, Chinese, Latino and South Asian individuals and families.
  • NAMI Family Support Group is a 60 minute support group for adult friends and family members (18+) of people with mental health conditions. This support group meets on Tuesdays from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST and Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST. Register here.
  • NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a 70 minute support groups for adults (18+) with a mental health condition. This group meets on Tuesdays from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST and on Wednesdays from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST. Register here.
  • Spouse/Partner Support Group: The group will follow the NAMI Signature Family Support Group Model and will be run by two trained facilitators. Participants must pre-register and be 18 years or older. Attendance will be limited to 15 people. This support group meets on the second Thursdays of each month. Click here to register.

o   Well Being Trust and Institute for Healthcare Improvement:

o   NewBridge Services' COVID-19 Coping Tips and Information

o   Anxiety and Depression Association of America's resources on managing stress and anxiety during COVID-19

o   Center for Mindful Compassion's Guided Meditations and Exercises

o   Opinion Piece: The Long Term Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 Must Not Be Ignored

o   Maintaining Your Emotional Wellness During the COVID-19 Pandemic

o   From Hackensack Meridian Health Carrier Clinic: How to Manage Anxiety

o   From MyNorthwest: How to Manage Your Anxiety and Mental Health During COVID-19

o   Overcoming Mental Health Stigma Fact Sheet

o   Digital Tool for Mental Health Presentation

o   Addiction is "A Disease of Isolation"- So Pandemic Puts Recovery at Risk & Coronavirus Has Upended Our World. It's OK to Grieve.

o   The Bergen Stigma Free Zone has posted positive news and leisurely activities. Click here for positive news and leisurely resources.

o   Good Grief's COVID-19 Resources 

o   World Health Organization: Mental Health and Psychological Considerations During the COVID-19 Outbreak

o   PsychHub's COVID-19 Mental Health Resource Hub

o   Crisis Text Line: COVID-19 Update

o   Harvard Medical School launched "Coping with Coronavirus", a web series on dealing with a range of emotions brought on by COVID-19

o   Center for Mental Health in Schools & Student/Learning Supports, UCLA: Mental Health and the Coronavirus

o   McKinsey & Company article about the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and substance use

o   American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Mental Health and COVID-19

o   American Mental Wellness Association: Free Mental Wellness Tools and

o   American Mental Wellness COVID-19 Information

o   Active Minds: Supporting Families During COVID-19

o   National Council for Mental Wellbeing (formerly National Council for Behavioral Health): Click here to explore the directory. See the other resources from the National Council for Mental Wellbeing below:

o   From Mental Health First Aid:

o   National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors:

o   University of Massachusetts' Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research:

o   Mental Health America's Mental Health and COVID-19 Resources and Information

o   National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): NAMI Updates on the Coronavirus

o   Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness' COVID-19 Resources

o   The National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder:

o   Mental Health Association in New Jersey, Inc.'s Resources to Respond to COVID-19

o   Responding to Pandemic Coronavirus: Mitigating Population Panic and Assuring Mental Health by Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors and National Association for Rural Mental Health Demystifying Psychosis for Family Members

o   National Institute of Mental Health: Shareable Resources on Coping with COVID-19

o   Columbia University Department of Psychology: COVID-19 Resource Page

o   Older Adults with Existing Depression Show Resilience during the Pandemic


Substance Use Disorders, Treatment and Recovery Support

o   COVID-19: Potential Implications for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders

o   Shatterproof'sSpecial COVID-19 Edition: Addiction Education and Support

o   The Addiction Policy Forum's guidance on COVID-19 and Substance Use Disorder

o   The American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence's Guidance to OTP's Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

o   Addiction Technology Transfer Center's Pandemic Page

o   Opioid Response Network's COVID-19 Page

o   The Addiction Center's COVID-19 Resources

o   COVID-19 Guidance for Opioid Treatment

o   Considerations for the Care and Treatment of Mental and Substance Use Disorders in the COVID-19 Pandemic

o   FAQs: Provision of Methadone and Buprenorphine for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder in the COVID-19 Emergency

o   Sample OTP COVID-19 FAQs Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation during Infectious Disease Outbreak

o   Opioid Resource Network's Resources

o   From Hackensack Meridian Health Carrier Clinic (a NJAMHAA member):

o   Free App to Support People in Recovery - Addiction Policy Forum has partnered with CHESS Health to launch the Connections App, a free smartphone app that is scientifically proven to support patients in recovery by reducing relapse and promoting pro-social engagement.

o   COVID-19: Potential Implications for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders

o   Contingency Management: A Highly Effective Treatment For Substance Use Disorders And The Legal Barriers That Stand In Its Way

o   Addiction in Isolation Adjusting to video-chat 12-step meetings.


Resources for Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disorders (I/DD)

o   The Arc of New Jersey's COVID-19 Vaccine Video for Individuals with I/DD

o   Mencap - the voice of learning disability

o   Sign language videos from the Office of Disability Issues in New Zealand

o   Poster developed by the New York state Department of Health Center for Disability Rights

Suicide Prevention

o   Projected Deaths of Despair from COVID-19

o   Suicide Prevention Resource Center:

o   Ireland's Health Service Executive (HSE) Strategy and Planning and the SHE National Office for Suicide Prevention: COVID-19: What Does it Mean for the Implication of Connecting for Life?

o   Suicide Prevention Australia and the Wesley Foundation:Reducing Distress in the Community Following the COVID-19 Pandemic

o   Elsevier Public Health Emergency Collection: Projected Increases in Suicide in Canada as a Consequence of COVID-19


Resources for Providers

o   Evidence-Based Programs:

o   Providers Clinical Support System's COVID-19 Resources


Health Publications

o   National Academy of Medicine:

o   The National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs:

o   Harvard's Medical School: Can Telehealth Flatten the Curve of COVID-19


Healthcare Service Delivery and Compliance

o  MTM Services COVID-19 resource page.

 

COVID-19 and Caregivers

Mental Health America:The Strain of Caregiving: How Caregiver Involvement Reduces Distress and Conflict

Keeping Caregiver Spirits High During the Coronavirus Outbreak

How Caregivers Can Handle Rising Healthcare Expectations During the Pandemic

Caregivers and Coronavirus: Dealing with Forced Isolation

Grief for Two: How Spouses Can Mourn COVID-19 Losses Together

Why Couples Need More, Not Less, Togetherness During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Tips for Healthcare Workers to Maximize Sleep During COVID-19

A Guided Meditation to Help You Relax In Times of Stress

Facing the Emotional Ups and Downs of the Pandemic

Family Safety Plan

o   Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.'s Supporting Family Caregivers in the Time of COVID-19: State Strategies

o   The New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute's Advance Care Planning: Preparing for the Unexpected

o   John's Hopkins' COVID-19: Caregiving for the Elderly

o   Alzheimer's Association's COVID-19: Tips for Dementia Caregivers

o   "Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide for Caring for Self While Caring for Others" by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky (Complimentary Copy)

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